Does silicone lose its’ elasticity over time?

Question: Does silicone lose its’ elasticity over time?

Answer: Although other properties such as resistance to compression set and hardness improve over a period of time, elasticity decreases. As shown below, silicone material which is heat-aged at different temperature, begins to drop its elongation as the time increases.

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About Veasna

After interning for more than a year at Albright Technologies, Veasna gained experience in many aspects of silicone manufacturing including understanding of materials, mold making, and silicone molding. Veasna received a Bachelors of Science in Plastics Engineering from University of Massachusetts in Lowell in 2010, shortly after he accepted a full time position at Albright Technologies. In the spring of 2011, he received a Graduate Certificate in Plastics Design from UML. Veasna is mainly responsible for managing customer’s projects which begin from signed purchase orders to accepted and on-time part deliveries, he is also actively involved in research work on silicone bonding.